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20 Oct 2020
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Labor fails to muzzle Palmer

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Labor fails to muzzle Palmer

Queensland Labor has failed spectacularly in its bid to silence Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party’s opposition to a death tax.

Campaigning with his wife, deputy leader Anna Palmer in Currumbin today, Mr Palmer said the anti-death tax ads had been returned to social media despite efforts by Labor to silence freedom of speech.

“Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Queensland Labor had made a complaint to Facebook about the ads, which were suspended briefly while Facebook investigated the complaint. Facebook’s investigation has resulted in all adverts being cleared and uploaded again.

“It was a spectacular failure by Labor to muzzle free speech,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It was Labor that originally introduced the death tax.

“I stood with Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen when he abolished it in Queensland and we saw the immediate wealth created for the state when people from Victoria and New South Wales fled the Labor states for Queensland.

“Queensland become the number one economy, thriving as a result of the tyranny of southern Labor governments.

“One by one, other states followed in removing the death tax, as did the Federal Government.

Mr Palmer said the Queensland Labor Party would be profiting from death over plans to introduce voluntary euthanasia if re-elected.

He said Labor’s push for euthanasia on top of the risk of a Labor death tax should be a matter of concern for all Queenslanders.

Mr Palmer said Queenslanders should not be made to suffer as a result of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s incompetency and desire to return to the dark ages.

“We need a new deal for Queensland. Under the Greg Dowling-led team, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will deliver economic growth and prosperity once elected.”

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20 Oct 2020
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Clive Palmer challenges Deputy Premier to debate

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Clive Palmer challenges Deputy Premier to debate

Chairman of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has challenged Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles to a public debate, so Queenslanders can hear Labor’s plans for getting the State’s $120 billion debt blowout under control.

“The Queensland Labor Government has tried to gag our party for suggesting they could introduce a death tax if re-elected.

“We know that the Greens and Labor had proposed to introduce a death tax at the last federal election in an effort to redistribute wealth, so how can we believe anything they say?

“In the last four years the Palaszczuk Government has doubled the State’s debt from $60 billion to $120 billion.

“The deputy leader Steven Miles has been critical of me so I would like to hear first-hand what his party’s plans are for economic recovery. Queenslanders have a right to know.

“Labor are out of ideas so they just keep trying the same things over and over again and expecting different results. That’s the definition of insanity.

“I will debate the Queensland Deputy Premier anywhere, anytime. Only Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party can end Labor’s destruction of the economy,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“We need a new deal for Queensland. Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will deliver economic growth and prosperity once elected.

“We need to stop the death tax, cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“I am looking forward to debating with the Deputy Premier over these important matters for Queensland’s future, should he accept my offer,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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19 Oct 2020
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Greg Dowling ousts Jenny Hill and Labor Party plot

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Greg Dowling ousts Jenny Hill and Labor Party plot

Leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Greg Dowling, said serious questions needed to be asked about whether Queensland Labor had been involved in covering up Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill’s involvement in a collision that killed a motorcyclist in January.

“We understand that Mayor Jenny Hill met with the Queensland Premier a few days after the accident to discuss serious potential charges,’’ Mr Dowling said.

“The tragedy occurred in the middle of a local election and yet the matter took until now, some nine months later, to reach the courts.

“A normal person would have been summoned to appear or charged straight away. Why did this take so long?

“The system is wrong. Serious questions need to be asked as to whether the Premier has any involvement in this delay,” Mr Dowling said.

“Due to the seriousness of this matter, Jenny Hill should resign as Mayor immediately while the investigation continues.

“I am also calling on the Crime and Corruption Commission to look into this matter. Queenslanders need to know the truth,” Mr Dowling said.

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19 Oct 2020
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Labor tries to gag Anna Palmer

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Labor tries to gag Anna Palmer

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has confirmed that Labor made a complaint to social media platforms to gag its deputy leader Anna Palmer over future death taxes.

Party Chairman Clive Palmer said that the Greens and Labor had proposed to introduce a death tax at the last federal election in an effort to redistribute wealth.

“Shifty Shorten in principle had agreed with this policy if he had been elected,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“In the last four years the Palaszczuk government has doubled the State’s debt from $60 billion to $120 billion.

“Our sources from treasury and close to Labor have told us that this State Government if re-elected will introduce a death tax.

“I personally believe this is why four Labor ministers have resigned recently,’’ he said.

Mr Palmer said Labor wanted to stifle debate and shoot down freedom of speech by requesting his party’s anti-death tax advertisement be removed from social media.

“The public has the right to know, Annastacia Palaszczuk is trying to control people in Queensland like Daniel Andrews has done in Victoria.

“Clive Palmer’s United Australia Part won’t be silenced.  We will speak up so Labor can be exposed

“We need a new deal for Queensland. Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will deliver economic growth and prosperity once elected.

“We need to stop the death tax, cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“We will direct the Queensland Investment Corporation to invest in Queensland rather than overseas to create growth, jobs and profits here,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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15 Oct 2020
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Dowling to cut red tape

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Dowling to cut red tape

Leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Greg Dowling, has vowed to cut red tape and taxes to get the Queensland economy moving again.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“We will also ensure a death tax is never introduced in Queensland,” Mr Dowling said.

“We are running candidates in 55 seats to shake up the two-party duopoly and deliver a new deal for the State that brings economic prosperity for the long-term benefit of all Queenslanders,’’ he said.

“The current government is out of ideas, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,’’ Mr Dowling said.

“It’s time to give Labor the boot. In the last four years they have doubled the State’s debt from $60 billion to $120 billion.

“Labor is negative, they offer no drive and brightness of future. The Premier is only interested in votes and being re-elected for four years.

“Politicians should be working for the people not themselves.

“This Labor government is destroying the livelihoods of millions of people, and it’s time for a new deal,’’ Mr Dowling said.

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15 Oct 2020
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Anna Palmer outs major parties

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Anna Palmer outs major parties

Deputy leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party and candidate for Currumbin, Anna Palmer, confirmed at a breakfast this morning that her party stood for opening the borders immediately.

“The major parties, the LNP and Labor, want to keep the state closed to business. Closed borders means no new jobs and a continued decline in the economy,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“Why is the community suffering so much?

“Suicide rates and domestic violence are increasing, it is so important the borders are open to regions where the virus is under control in order to save lives.

Mrs Palmer said that there were currently only two active cases in Queensland, no new cases outside Sydney and zero in Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory.

“It is imperative that the borders are reopened so that trade and commerce can resume, so we can create jobs and so our tourism industry can survive,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“The Prime Minister and the Premier visited Currumbin the day we campaigned on opening the borders, because they know that’s what the people really want.”

Mrs Palmer said Clive Palmer’s High Court challenge of the WA closures would be heard on November 3-4.

“Once that is successful it will be applied in Queensland. Annastacia Palaszczuk will be forced to run and hide when businesses start suing her for the devastation she has caused,’’ she said.

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13 Oct 2020
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Queenslanders appalled by lack of transparency: Anna Palmer

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Queenslanders appalled by lack of transparency: Anna Palmer

Queenslanders would be appalled by the lack of transparency displayed by Queensland’s major parties, deputy leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Anna Palmer, said today.

Mrs Palmer’s comments follow the latest LNP crisis in which Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has been referred by her own party to the election watchdog over fundraising events hosted by property developers.

“Queenslanders are sick and tired of self-centred leaders looking after themselves and their own campaigns rather than the people they are meant to represent,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“The Labor Party uses union money, and we have the LNP taking donations from property developers. They know it’s wrong, but they do it anyway. No wonder Queenslanders are demanding a new deal,’’ she said.

Meanwhile, Mrs Palmer said she welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Queensland saying she hoped he will be getting out into the communities and not just attending dinners.

“I hope he gets out into the electorates like Currumbin where I am running, where he can see first-hand what the border closures are doing, with the number of for-lease signs in Coolangatta, Tugun and elsewhere,’’ she said.

“Queensland’s tourist industry is suffering and families and businesses are being destroyed.

“Queensland was once the number one powerhouse in the Australian economy.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“The current government is too negative, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,” Mrs Palmer said.

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13 Oct 2020
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Tear down the wall: Clive Palmer

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Tear down the wall: Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer says it’s time to tear down the wall in Western Australia and let dollars flow in and out of the state.

“The WA Government will destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people for decades by continuing to ignore expert advice and keep its borders closed,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“It’s time to tear down the wall and let dollars flow in and out of WA.”

Mr Palmer said it was critical to boost interstate visitation to WA so tourism operators could look to a better future.

“People want to experience the Kimberley, the dolphins at Monkey Mia and the sunsets at Broome.

“Closing the borders for economic benefit is beyond belief with WA now having the highest per-capita rate of COVD-19 cases in the country.

“With eight suicides every week in Western Australia and domestic violence up 300 percent it is so important the borders are open to save lives.

“It is imperative that the borders are reopened so that trade and commerce can resume, so we can create jobs and so our tourism industry can survive,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“There is no reason why WA should not immediately open its borders to the states where the virus is under control,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Surely Mark McGowan has a heart or does he want to be another Daniel Andrews?” Mr Palmer said.

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12 Oct 2020
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We don’t want subsidies, we want jobs: Anna Palmer

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We don’t want subsidies, we want jobs: Anna Palmer

Deputy Leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Anna Palmer, has criticised the State Government’s subsidy offer to Queenslanders as a cheap bid for votes.

“Queenslanders don’t want a few hundred dollars to buy their votes, they want an opportunity to work to provide for themselves and their future,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“We need to open our borders before it’s too late and the economy is completely ruined.

“Queensland’s tourist industry is suffering and families and businesses are being destroyed.

“Queensland was once the number one powerhouse in the Australian economy.

“Our leaders need to focus on what we can achieve rather than subsidies. Giving away money instead of strong economic measures is not the way,’’ Mrs Palmer said.

“We need a new deal for Queensland based on enterprise. We need to cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people.

“Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will also ensure a death tax is never introduced in Queensland.

“The current government is too negative, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,” Mrs Palmer said.

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10 Oct 2020
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A new deal for Queensland

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A new deal for Queensland

Only Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party can open the borders and deliver decisive leadership for Queensland, party chairman Clive Palmer said today.

“We are running candidates in 55 seats to shake the two-party duopoly and deliver a new deal for Queensland,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“I am very confident that our leader Greg Dowling and his team will bring economic prosperity for the long-term benefit of all Queenslanders.

“It’s time to give Labor the boot. In the last four years they have doubled the State’s debt from $60 billion to $120 billion.

“They have not brought down a budget and don’t have a plan, but you can bet it will be everyday Queenslanders that end up paying for Labor’s incompetence.

“The only way Labor can reduce its debt is by taking from Queensland families. They are out of ideas and have no policies that can deliver growth and a strong economic future for this State,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Under a returned Labor Government, we will see family assets taken by the State with the death tax. Our children and grandchildren will have assets stolen from them after the hard efforts and endeavours of those before them,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“We need a new deal for Queensland. Under Greg Dowling, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party will deliver economic growth and prosperity once elected.

“We need to stop the death tax, cut the red tape, eliminate payroll tax and eliminate land tax to make our State stronger and more competitive, and provide employment for our people

“The current government can’t do that, it doesn’t listen, it’s not interested in big projects and it has no idea about wealth creation,’’ he said.

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